I really doubt this finding people on forums will be their way to catch people.
But that does lead me to what I've been thinking for a while:
If they get serious about enforcing the laws on diesels I'm guessing they'll just mandate pollution checks every so many years.
I live in SD and we don't have any of that now and I hope it stays that way.
But lets say I would get pulled over for a traffic ticket like speeding. All the cop would have to say is "I thought your exhaust sounded a little loud, start your truck up and let me hear it. " Its kind of like them saying "I think I smell alcohol, have you been drinking?" You can never prove what they did or didn't really smell but if you blow hot you are going to jail. If you have not been drinking they just say "oh I guess I was wrong, don't know what I smelled". It will be same with this, you start your truck and it whistles he'll know right then you've done a delete. If its stock then he just says "oh I guess I was wrong, I don't know what I heard". Too easy to catch and really no probable cause needed to "search" for it. Just a BS excuse about smoke or loud exhaust.
Not that I ever would do a delete
but if I did I always thought I'd leave the def tank hanging there just to keep the appearance of stock. But the turbo sound, not sure you can hide that.
So long story short maybe this thread should be if someone ever was going to delete is there any way to mask the fact its been done?